Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1970-02-27
Cold Rain And Snow
Me And My Uncle
Dancing In The Street
Good Lovin' ->
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider ->
Hard To Handle
Not Fade Away
Turn On Your Lovelight
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Family Dog at the Great HighwayLocation San Francisco, CASource SBD -> Master Reel (7.5ips 1/2trk) -> Dat/0 (48k) DLineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Behringer UltraMatch SRC2000 ->Transferred by Charlie Miller
Black Peter, Casey Jones and Cumberland Blues are patched
from SBD -> Master Reel -> Cass -> Dat -> CD (shnid 2191)
-- Seamless transition between discs.
-- Very end of Lovelight is cut.
February 28, 2016
There are times here when the Dead sound somewhat agitated but gratefully they decide to channel their collective angst into some great music.
I can't really comment on each individual song although i do remember thinking what exactly are the Dead doing now??? more than a few times-- like in the middle of Cumberland Blues ---but I got into this set and by the time the Dead played LOVELIGHT it was complete pandemonium.
It seemed like the backing vocals behind PIG were pretty unique and then Weir and Pigpen just go nuts! (This is one of my favorite versions of Turn on your Lovelight)
November 6, 2013
Rare songs... and talk about crossfading.
With this show, I have now added an Easy Wind to my collection. Sweet. Same for Mason's Children, but that is from the 28th.
I enjoy the way Weir sings Me and My Uncle during this period. It's more melodic than later versions.
Great job crossfading Black Peter so that the missing lyrics are hardly noticeable! I assume that is the work of Mr. Charlie Miller.
I, too, am proud of some crossfading I did with this show. If you care, here's my experiment:
This show ends with Lovelight.
The next show opens with Lovelight, but it is missing the beginning, so I crossfaded both versions into one, which resulted in the following track: NFA>Lovelight>Me and My Uncle, or more specifically:
NFA>Lovelight (from 2/27)>
Lovelight (from 2/28)>
Lovelight>Me and My Uncle (2/28).
I didn't want to miss much guitar or vocals, of course, but I also didn't want repeated lyrics (such as when McKernan says, "She's got box-back nitties, and great big noble thighs, workin' undercover with a boar hogs eye" --so I had to make more than one crossfade. Other than my personal copy not being true and pure to what happened, the only downside is that it does not have the intense ending from 2/27 as I could not smoothly keep the dynamic ending before moving from Lovelight into Me and My Uncle on the 28th.
It's pretty sweet, otherwise, though.
Thank you Mr. Charlie Miller and archivists! Apologies for rambling.
PS-- @njpg: When you say, "fair to middling," do you mean "fair to midland"?
PPS-- this may be only a fair to midland show to some of you, but I love every bit of it. I love the quality, the jams and the acoustic and the banter and--oh yeah--that CHINA > RIDER > HIGH TIME is wonderful. Check it out!
September 9, 2013
There's nothing off kilter about any of this. It's got the same things going for it as the Warehouse and Fillmore East shows and better than the Fillmore (SF)from early in the month.
The boys are on their way and by May it doesn't sound like late '69 and Jerry's playing his finest stuff ever.
5/2, 5/15, 6/24, 11/5-8 (and plenty of other shows within this time frame presumably) are the kind, not to digress.
March 7, 2013
They blow the doors off...
NFA->Lovelight is just great as well.
October 6, 2012
Thanks for not cutting up, and thereby corrupting Good Lovin. (A separate track for 'Drums' is absurd!)
The Family Dog was a great venue, and Charlie Miller is a great sound man.
February 27, 2012
I'd say fair to middling performance.
August 29, 2011
Most unique (weird?) beginning to Cold Rain and Snow I've heard.
January 24, 2009
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" February 27, 1970 at the Family Dog, Great Highway San Francisco, California U.S.A.
5 stars for the mix
5 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
5 stars for Charlie Miller Transfer
A "MUST HAVE" for all collectors of 1970 GRATEFUL DEAD.
Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love.
PS: Click on Charlie Miller's name and collect all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows, he has impeccable taste. The IA recommends RealPlayer for streaming and downloading for users of Windows XP.
November 25, 2008
What a gem!
I first encountered this one on Dead Hours. The whole show is great, as so many from this era are, but the extra super kind highlight is the NFA>Lovelight! One of those amazing coincidences in the Dead's history - the master reel runs out of tape right as the show ends, cutting off the last 2 or 3 seconds! Nothing short of Amazing!